Expect former Horns QB to put stamp on Herman’s old program at Houston.
How new coach Applewhite is reshaping Houston Cougars
As a head football coach, Major Applewhite is a blank slate. So he set the record straight Wednesday. Yes, he plans to continue most of the ways of his predecessor, Tom Herman, who left Houston for Texas. What’s he going to change? “Not much,” Applewhite said. “We believe in the same stuff.”
No, he won’t be kissing his Houston players as Herman did. He just smirked when asked.
Yes, he was sore about Herman poaching a trio of three-star UH commitments during recruiting and went “nuclear” in a heated private conversation with Herman, two sources told me, but he’s over it. “When you lose players in the 11th hour, it’s not a good thing,” he said. “Stuff like that, you move on and don’t dwell on it.”
Yes, he remains close to Herman and talks to him about every other week, and did so Tuesday. Asked how he likes being Herman’s landlord at his former three-bedroom home in West Austin, Applewhite said, “It’s easy. The money comes in on time.”
No, he doesn’t really have a firm opinion on the Big 12’s decision not to extend a membership
Even though he’s a firsttime head coach, Houston’s Major Applewhite appears ready for the challenge. He has worked under Nick Saban, Mack Brown and Tom Herman.
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